It’s doubtful many out there would know the name of the voice actor who portrayed Charlie Brown in the infamous and much beloved “Peanuts” shows. After all, he was just a child when he provided the iconic voice. However, the now 56-year-old actor turned real-estate agent, whose real name is Peter Robbins, was booked in the San Diego County jail charged with 12 felony counts for stalking his ex-girlfriend and also making criminal threats against both a police sergeant and a La Jolla plastic surgeon (who performed breast augmentation on the girlfriend).
Border Patrol agents arrested Robbins late Sunday as he entered the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro, California, port of entry when a computer check of his passport revealed that he was wanted in San Diego on a felony warrant. At the time of his detention, Robbins acknowledged to police that he is the same Peter Robbins who was the child actor.
Robbins was released on $50,000 bond the following day and given a Jan. 28 court date.
Contrary to popular opinion, one usually cannot be charged with stalking simply for following someone online, asking a person out on a date two or three times, or randomly showing up at the same coffee shop as the other person. Instead, to be charged with felony stalking, the accused typically must engage in repeated conduct that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her life or safety. So, the behavior must be very serious (and frightening) to lead to felony charges.
As details emerge about Robbins’ arrest, it will be interesting to learn exactly what led to the warrants, and also what made the border agent single out Robbins’ car for inspection.
Robbins has pleaded not guilty in San Diego County Superior Court. If convicted, he is facing up to nine years in state prison.
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